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Did Percy gain immortality along with Dr.Parnassus?

In the movie Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus, Percy and Anton are the assistants of Dr.Parnassus. They help in performing the show. As the movie progresses, we know that Percy is a former monk. He is ...
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Why was the character of Chief O'Hara created

In the 1966 Batman TV series, the vast majority of characters, heroes and villains both, already existed in the comics (or were close versions of pre-existing characters). However, Chief Miles Clancy ...
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Why did Spielberg use fictional characters (informants Louis and Papa) in Munich

Background to the Movie Steven Spielberg has said, that the Munich is about vengeance, regret and dilemmas one faces when making hard personal decisions, while visualising empathy and human ...
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What King Arthur adaptations depict the story of Uther Pendragon and Igrayne?

Thomas Malory's book Le Morte D'Arthur, which is the definitive account of King Arthur's life, starts off with the story of how King Arthur's father Uther Pendragon desires Igrayne, the wife of the ...
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Did Emma have an abortion?

In Terms of Endearment, there is a scene depicting a visibly pregnant Emma Horton looking like she is starting the second trimester (just a guess) of her pregnancy while she is on the phone with her ...
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Was Jobs being sarcastic when he said he liked Hertzfeld?

About 3/4 through Steve Jobs (2015), before the iMac launch, Andy Hertzfeld argues with Steve Jobs about paying for Lisa's tuition. At the end of it, Steve says he's indifferent to people disliking ...
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What is Lionel Fusco's actual rank in Person of Interest?

In the pilot, the corrupt prosecutor Diane Hansen refers to Lionel Fusco as Officer following his testimony at her trial. He's later referred to as a Detective throughout most of the series. However, ...
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Was the change in the hockey mask an intentional “New Beginning”?

SPOILER ALERT In Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Jason Voorhees is not actually the killer, but a copycat named Roy Burns is the killer and goes on a rampage to avenge his son's death. Roy wears a ...
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Which escape attempt was “a bit of a fiasco” in Chicken Run?

In the opening scene of Chicken Run, we see a number of escape attempts. Later, when they are planning the 'chicken cannon-ball' escape (that never happens) Ginger says that the last attempt was "a ...
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Why was Arioch Cain on the list instead of Wendigo?

In the fifth episode of the third season of The Blacklist, the person on the list is #50, Arioch Cain. Elizabeth Keen is targeted by Wendigo, a vigilante / bounty hunter who kills his victims out of ...
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Openess about the Pope's children in the Borgias

In the series The Borgias there is a large degree of transparency about the fact that Pope Alexander VI has four children. This is taken to the point where he can marry off said children to political ...
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Who is the dead woman in the casket?

Sharon Stone's character in The Specialist is named May Munro. She uses the alias Adrian Hastings to infiltrate a local crime organization to seek revenge for the murder of her parents. Adrian ...
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Could someone explain the meaning of the “subway man” hallucination in the movie “Pi” (1998)?

In the movie Pi (1998), Max has several hallucinations. One hallucination I did not understand was the singing man in the subway. We see the man twice in the movie. We first see the man singing, then ...
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Did Tom Selleck threaten to quit Blue Bloods when executives pushed to remove the prayer from Sunday meals?

I heard that executives were attempted to cut the saying of grace from Blue Bloods. Tom Selleck refused to accept this cut, and he even threatened his role as Frank Reagan over it. I couldn't find ...
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To which degree do dubbed versions of Shakespeare adaptations consult existing official translations?

When watching dubbed versions of Shakespeare plays adapted into film (that use the original dialogue, as opposed to loose adaptations) and translated into my language, they are of course dubbed in a ...
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Why didn't Voltron's pilots' suits match the colors of their lions?

In the Lion Force Voltron series from the 1980s, The original pilots' suit colors and the colors of the lions were basically the same, yet each pilot did not operate the lion of the matching color: ...
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Blindspot Anagram Clues

I read this article a while back that said that from episode 11 to episode 23 of blindspot the titles of the episodes will be anagrams with a hidden message. (Previous titles were anagrams too but ...
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Is this scene from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. essentially a realistic depiction of filming a fight scene?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 episode 15, Spacetime, there's a scene in which a bunch of agents are essentially rehearsing a big fight. It features Agent May very obviously pulling her punches ...
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Has Hypnotoad ever been shown to hypnotize robots?

According to the Futurama Wiki: Hypnotoad is a large toad-like creature that has large oscillating multicolored eyes and emits a droning hum. His eyes glow all the time. The toad apparently uses ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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Wachowski trademarks?

We all know the Wachowskis perfected the now famous Bullet Time in the movie The Matrix. We also know they are on the cusp with the technology they utilize. Are there any production/filming techniques ...
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Poem that Belle reads in Beauty and the Beast

After Belle reads the William Sharp poem "A Crystal Forest" in the 2017 Beauty and the Beast, she goes on to read a second poem with something along the lines of For in that solemn silence is ...
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How did Barry keep up with his special diet in jail?

In one of the earlier seasons its apparent that Barry need an insane amount of calories to run so how does he keep up with this while he's in jail?
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Was the HBC (Hudson's Bay Company) mug a deliberate prop in “The Princess Bride”?

In "The Princess Bride", Peter Falk is seen holding an HBC mug with the distinctive green/red/yellow/indigo stripes of the Hudson's Bay Company: Was this prop a deliberate insertion, or did this "...
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Why are there so many versions of “Criminal:[country]”?

Netflix recently advertised a new criminal series called "Criminal: United Kingdom". The series is really minimalist - shot in two rooms (and a bit of corridor)*, 50 minutes long episodes - that show ...
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Which people get paid in Million Dollar Listing?

The reality TV series Million Dollar Listing shows a lot of people: the main real estate agents agents that they negotiate with agents who come to their open houses real estate developers clients and ...
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Why did the Tolmekians and villagers get into a battle over the valley forest?

In Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, it's well established that the Tolmekians want to burn down the entire jungle. The villagers of the Valley of the Wind are opposed to this, especially Obaba, who ...
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Why does public show no reaction to killings in John Wick 3?

The entire movie felt like there's been a bit of a disconnect from the surrounding world every time John Wick was fighting. So what really bothered me were a few scenes where he is slashing foes in ...
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Why does Kido honor Frank in Man in the High Castle?

This refers to The Man in the High Castle S3/Ep9 "Baku". When Kido takes Frank to his place of execution, he chooses a location--a former Japanese internment camp--where Frank's symbol has been ...
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What is the contraption that Aladdin gifts the Sultan?

When Aladdin disguised as Prince Ali is introduced to the Sultan and Jasmine he brings a contraption covered under blanket and claims it is very expensive. What is said contraption?
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How could the Water Shuriken be on the bridge when Pikachu found it?

Shortly after Detective Pikachu left Tim, after realising he freed Mewtwo, he walks on the bridge where the Greninjas attacked Harry. Pikachu stumbles open a Water Shuriken, which he uses to deduce ...
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Did this character try to kill John Wick in chapter 3, and did this other character approve it?

In the end of the film, shoots John Wick and he falls off the roof. Seeing that, says, Well played, sir (?). I did not watch the movie in English, and I am a bit confused if some meaning was lost ...
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What happened to Craster's son in S8E4?

At the end of Game of Thrones S8E4, before we see all of the of the White Walkers gathered. Where was the baby White Walker that the Night King created earlier in the show? Do they grow up super ...
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Why are John Clare and Lily immortal?

When the Creature/John Clare first appears in Penny Dreadful, he kills Proteus, Frankenstein's second creation, who is quite clearly mortal. However, in a number of instances afterward, the Creature ...
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Default choices in “Bandersnatch”

The information that can be found regarding Black Mirror: Bandersnatch default choices path (i.e. when the viewer is watching the film without any interaction) seems to be contradictory. On the one ...
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Who were the original (founding) members of The Expendables?

Throughout The Expendables franchise, we meet at least three of the original guys who founded the team/organization: Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) Doc (Wesley Snipes)...
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Why do Auntie Em and Uncle Henry not have counterparts in Oz?

In the film version of The Wizard of Oz several characters play two roles - one from the scenes in Kansas before the tornado, and a second as a counterpart character in Oz. Miss Gulch is the Wicked ...
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What book is Rachel reading?

The Friends episode "The One with Rachel's Book" has Joey mock Rachel about an erotic novel he found in her room. But is this just a prop book with the few excerpts Joey reads out being provided by ...
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What is the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid in the DC Extended Universe?

In the DC comics, Steppenwolf is the uncle of Darkseid. However, their relation was not made clear in the Justice League (2017) movie. I've read many CBR articles, as well as several other sources, ...
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Which canon is Constantine: City of Demons part of?

I have not seen Constantine: City of Demons yet but I heard contradictory reports that it's a part of Arrowverse or DC Animated Movie Universe. In both canons Matt Ryan plays the part of Constantine. ...
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Cliff hanging scene in Mission Impossible: Fallout

Towards the end of Mission Impossible: Fallout, we see Ethan hunt yet again hanging from a cliff to fight off August Walker. Was it just a typical "Impossible" action sequence or was it a deliberate ...
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Significance of Hindi words in Orochimaru's theme song?

In Naruto, many major characters have their own distinct soundtrack and Orochimaru is one of them: It's an interesting soundtrack but the distinct thing about it is ...
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What is the basis for this scene in Peter Brook's Mahabharat

In Peter Brooks play/movie adaptation of Mahabharat the following conversation ensues between Krishna and Bhishma before the game of dice was to commence;[Given here below. Shortened/edited by me, but ...
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What was the window drawing's significance to Hedwig in Split?

Minor-ish spoilers ahead. In Split (2017), Casey tries to persuade Hedwig, the 9-year-old personality of Kevin, to help her out of the room she's imprisoned in, because Hedwig seems to reveal the ...
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Why is the Opening of The Good Fight playing so late?

I've been noticing in Season 2 of The Good Fight that the intro seems delayed. In I think Episode 7 of Season 2, the episode where at the end the opening didn't occur for 17 minutes into the episode ...
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Why can't Kovu defend his “not guilty” plea?

That is something that has bothered me for years, ever since I first watched The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. In the scene that precedes the Exile, there are 2 big proofs that Kovu was not taking ...
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Just how many tickets did John Wayne and Clark Gable sell?

I was reading the Wikipedia article on John Wayne and noticed the following quote: Between 1926 and 1976, Wayne appeared in over 170 motion pictures, and became one of America's biggest box office ...
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Simpsons intro changes

Does an intro exist from The Simpsons where Bart hits the uranium stick with his skateboard? Because I remember such a scene but can't find it. In the normal intro the uranium stick misses the ...
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Why does Kurtz allow Willard to walk around free?

During the ending of Apocalypse Now Kurtz knows that Willard is there to kill him. Why does he let him walk around free?

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